Thursday, September 9, 2010

Finished socks and the birth of a knitter

We've been back from our vacation for almost 2 weeks and I still haven't posted my finished socks . I've been too busy knitting , baby sitting and watching the US Open . Oh and the house also had a quick once over just to get rid of some dust bunnies . But truthfully thanks to the tennis I've turned into a real couch potato this week . But a productive one !

These socks just missed the August deadline for the socks a month KAL . I finished them on Sept 1st . Love the pattern , but I'm not sure if my yarn choice was the best one for it . The yarn was new to me , it's a super wash bamboo . It's very splitty and slippery to work with but the finished socks are really , really soft . These are for Mallory . I consider her our almost niece ,but actually she's our friends daughter . I've known her since she was 2 years old and she is the sweetest 14 , almost 15 , year old you could ever hope to meet . She started knitting this summer and is working on a garter stitch scarf made from some of my leftovers from various projects . She calls it the Ugly Scarf , it's so ugly its cool . It's certainly funky but in the best way . When Mallory and her mum come over she always brings her knitting and proudly shows off her progress . I think this knitting thing might just stick .

Specs on the socks :

Yarn - Happy 4ply from Wendy a UK company . It's 75% bamboo , 25 % nylon .

Pattern - Circle socks (ravelry link ) by Anne Campbell . I knit them on 2,25mm dpns .

There are some more knits to show but I'll save them for another post . I also have some stash enhancements bought in Maine , also for another post . Before I forget , thank you all so much for the good wishes for the upcoming grand baby . I'm pinching myself , I can't believe that in the new year there will be 3 little bundles to cuddle . Lucky , lucky me !


Wanderingcatstudio said...

Socks look great! And the world can always use one more knitter

lexa said...

Good for her and her knitting!

Love the socks. I find bamboo can be a bit splitty to work with, too, but it's really nice on the feet.

I can't remember if it was on your blog or someone else's that I mentioned it, but I've got some HOPEFULLY pink baby knits in the future. NO, NOT ME! My SIL is pregnant, their boy will be 3 in November, we've all got fingers crossed that this one is a girl. There are all boys on my side and on Hubs's side, so we need a little girl.

Anonymous said...

Love your Circle Socks. They are beautiful!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Those socks look great. And I think that Mallory will love them! They'll go great with jeans and I bet they're really comfortable!

Louise said...

The socks turned out great. Isn't it fun helping someone else learn to knit!